Carol Bond Mental Health Hero for Mental Health Month 2013 cartoon by Chato Stewart

Caroline “Carol” Bond

2013 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon

Drawing by Chato Stewart

bond smI’m Carol Bond and I wrote this poem in 2006 and it still rings very true. Depression has shaped me in many ways, for good and bad. I am the current president of High Country NAMI (Boone, NC) and want to use my experiences to be a better person and help others. There is a song whose lyrics are: “first you save yourself, then you save the world.” That is what I want to do.

I want to write a book.
I have severe depression.
I am a dreamer.
I am passionate.
I am loved.
I like comedies.
I have a rich inner life.
I’m an introvert.
I have lots of friends.
I do lots of good.
I am not defined by anything.
Except for God’s Grace.
It doesn’t matter what I do.
It doesn’t matter if I am successful.
It doesn’t matter if I don’t have lots of friends.
Or if I do.
That’s not what matters.
What matters is making the best of what I have.
I have a lot.
More than could be contained in a thousand books.
All the moments of my life.
Number in the millions.
That is what I have.
Millions and millions of moments.
Good and bad.
It’s the stuff I’m made of.
I’m not depression.
I’m millions and millions of moments
thoughts
dreams
ideas
cells
I’m one among millions.
Millions struggle.
I’m am one of millions.
Millions struggle.
I need to reach out to others.
I need to find a way to use this.
I need a way to use this.
To do something good.
I need to use this for good.
It is not me.
It is something I understand.
It is something I want others to understand.
I want to tell my story.

  Carol Bond Mental Health Hero for Mental Health Month 2013 cartoon by Chato Stewart

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